A

There were an estimated 2,500 new infections of hepatitis A in the U.S. in 2014.

B

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) make up over 50% of people in the U.S. who have chronic hepatitis B.

C

Cases of acute and chronic hepatitis C in Pierce County are on a dramatic rise, especially among young people. Before 2013, Pierce County saw up to five cases a year. Now we see up to five cases a month.

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1
The CDC estimates that half of the people living with hepatitis C in the United States do not know their status. At this point, we don’t have an estimate of the total number of people in Pierce County with hepatitis C (diagnosed and undiagnosed).
2
The patient’s HCV antibody test was positive, typically indicating exposure to hepatitis C.
3
The patient had a PCR test, regardless of result; 15-25% of people exposed to HCV will resolve the disease on their own, without treatment.
4
The patient’s RNA (PCR) test was positive, indicating viremia.
5
Presence of the following: a quantified viral load, genotyping, disease staging test, or appointment with a GI specialist.
6
We have verified the start of treatment. If this can’t be verified, then we will use a negative RNA after a confirmed (RNA+) diagnosis as a proxy.
7
Patient has two negative RNAs at least six months apart after a confirmed (RNA+) diagnosis.
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